Getting Started with LaTeX

I see people constantly frustrated with MS Word, especially with bigger more involved documents. The good news its that there is a better way!

LaTeX is a program used to make documents using code. This lets you worry about what your writing instead of how it looks, plus you get the added bonus of awesome automatic citations, cross-referencing and table of contents (just to name a few).

If it sounds a little hard don’t panic! Once you see how easy it is and how good your documents look you’ll wonder how you lived without it.

I’ve created a little tutorial report template which covers a lot of the really common things you’ll end up using in LaTeX with plenty of comments to help explain whats going on. You can download it here from my GitHub.

The best bit is that you don’t even need to worry about installing anything! Sign up for an account with ShareLaTeX here for free and upload the .zip from GitHub as your first project.